Former Dutch international joins Glory

Former Dutch international Victor Sikora will join Perth Glory for the rest of Australia's A-League season as a replacement for injured Brazilian Amaral, the club said on Thursday.

Coach David Mitchell will assess the 30-year-old midfielder over five matches with a view to taking him on next season if the move is right for both player and club. "It is disappointing that Amaral is sidelined, but we haven't just sat on our hands. Victor is someone who will definitely bring something to our squad," Mitchell said. "Victor brings experience from the highest levels in Europe and I know Glory supporters will be very happy watching him play, he's an exciting player."

Sikora, who recently played with the American Major League club FC Dallas, represented The Netherlands six times and turned out for Ajax Amsterdam, Heerenveen and NAC Breda. "He is a very versatile player and can fill a few holes if needs be," said Mitchell. "He's played as a striker, in midfield and also out wide."

Sikora, who arrives in Perth on Saturday, could play his first game for Glory against Adelaide on 26 December.